Roberto Mancini insists he is feeling calm and focused ahead of Euro 2020 final. The Azzurri boss has urged his players to follow suit as they prepare to take on England at Wembley. Italy faces England in the first major final for 55 years at their national stadium in front of a crowd that is likely to be dominated by Three Lions supporters.

WHAT DID MANCINI SAY?

Italy manager Roberto Mancini says Euro 2020 final will be ‘different from the opening match of the tournament. The Azzurri beat Turkey 3-0 in their first game to reach the final four weeks ago. An own goal by Merih Demiral and strikes by Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne sealed the victory. Italy faces France in the final on Sunday, with the winner going on to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

“THIS MOMENT WILL BE IMPORTANT FOR ME, I HOPE TO HAVE THE SUCCESS THAT I DID NOT HAVE AS A PLAYER IN BLUE,”

Says Giorgio Chiellini.

“WE HAVE TO BE CALM, WE KNOW IT WILL BE DIFFICULT BUT WE MUST BE FOCUSED ON OUR GAME. WE HAVE TO HAVE FUN, IT’S THE LAST GAME. TO DO IT WE HAVE TO PERFORM FOR THE 90 MINUTES,”

He adds.

MANCINI WARY OF ENGLAND THREAT

Italy manager Roberto Mancini says he hopes the date of July 11 will be important for the second time in his country’s history. The day is the day they won the World Cup in 1982, thanks to a 3-1 victory over West Germany at Santiago Bernabeu.

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